Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

My week last week, on a personal level, sucked. I have a beautiful, intelligent, strong-willed daughter that took every ounce of mental and emotional energy I had, and then some, and more than once she made me cry in frustration (this is why bathroom doors lock).

This morning I apparently can’t pour coffee into a mug. I have a large pile of laundry to put away that I’m ashamed of, and as I type this, said kiddo and husband are on their way home from dance class and I am NOT ready to go out with them, because I’ve been trying to catch up on writing.

I’m not caught up from the last few days, and the days keep coming. And that’s okay. It’s okay. You’re okay, and I’m okay, and the calendar isn’t here to beat us over the head and make us feel like failures. Sometimes we are overwhelmed, and it doesn’t define us or make us failures in life.

So friend, if you’re barely getting to work with matching shoes on, and makeup just didn’t happen today, it’s okay. You’re okay. Mama, if your kids are fed, and loved, and not abused, you’re being a good mom. If the house were clean it would just get dirty again anyway. No one ever crap talked themselves into being better tomorrow.

Deep breaths. Prayer. Rest when you can get it. God knows, He always knows. He loves us anyway. His mercies are new EVERY morning, so maybe ours should be too, starting with ourselves.

My endurance has perished; so has my hope from the Lord. Remember my affliction and my wanderings, the wormwood and the gall! and is bowed down within me. But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations [3:18] – 23

-E

Do this…Just Do It

Do this in remembrance of me. Luke [22:19].

This is a passage we are sometimes so used to seeing that we forget to think about it. Jesus is comparing His body and His sacrifice to the most simple elements of bread and wine. Things that in Jesus’ time would be consumed daily. So often we think about communion as something that only happens at church and for a lot of churches only once in a blue moon. 

Now don’t get me wrong I LOVE taking communion at church. I was so happy to learn that our new church does communion every Sunday. I think it’s important to have that time as a church family. But let’s not forget that Jesus and the disciples were not at the temple at the Last Supper.

Do not miss the importance of Jesus using the simple items of bread and wine. He wanted us to remember His sacrifice every single day. Every time that a piece of food passes by our lips is a chance to refocus our priorities, to remember the ultimate sacrifice and to remember that it was not just made for us but for everyone, even that annoying mom in the pick up line, the rabid feminist in the next cubicle over, that road raging guy tailgating you in 5 o’clock traffic, yes even that guy. Jesus died for them.

So the next time you are snacking on the last of the goldfish crackers in the snack cup or leading your kids in prayer over their chicken nuggets, instead of asking God to bless this food try asking God to help you remember the sacrifice that Jesus made and to help you use the energy this food provides to show the love of Jesus to others.

-Sandy

 

Coming soon….

As we approach launch day for our new adventure we are very grateful for our country and the ability to speak our minds and share God’s word freely. But we are also very hopeful that we can use our platform to bring others closer to God and the eternal freedom that only He can offer.